Fairy Godmother


Fairy Godmother © Joan A. Elliott
Photo © WOCS, Immediate Media, Co.

Here is my new Fairy Godmother from  The World of Cross Stitching Issue 204. What fun it was to design this pretty figure. She has lots of sparkling metallic threads that give her a magical air and she is ready to grant your every wish come true. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a Fairy Godmother just like this one to  to watch over us? Details for the supplies and size are up on the Floss and Embellishments page. Enjoy!

Coming Soon: 2013 Diary

2013 Diary

Fantasy Diary © Joan A. Elliott cover design© Immediate Media

Now in preview and coming next month, my new 2013 Fantasy Diary designed exclusively for the World of Cross Stitching. And the best news…it’s free to subscribers with issue 198 and the gift includes a set of lovely card blanks too! I’ve had lots of inquiries from all of you to see if this will be included in international issues and on the news stands. I’ve written to Ruth at WOCS and here are the details she sent along.

From Ruth : overseas copies… 
The diary will definitely be on all subscriber copies, as all our gifts
are; general newsstand sales are dependant on where in the world stitchers
are as to whether they receive it. Sadly due to circumstances beyond our
control we are not able to supply the diary to all territories, however in
copies which do not include it, a couple of these designs will be supplied
as a separate chart.
The magazine with diary and card blanks free gifts (issue 198) will be
available for anyone in the world to purchase via our back issues
department – after the issue is off sale here (beginning of Jan2013).See:


So a bit about the diary- There are twelve illustrations in all and a matching chart for each. The designs are about 4 1/2 inches square, perfect for stitching up little cards, small hangings, pin cushions, or whatever suits your fancy. I’m particularly fond of the designs for September and October which you will find inside. This was a wonderful project to dive into and  I send out a special thank you to Ruth for the commission. I think the charts will be just right to work on as lovely way to take a break from larger projects throughout the year.

Pixies in the Garden

Pixie garden

Pixie Garden © Joan A. Elliott photo courtesy of WOCS

Coming this week in issue 191 of The World of Cross Stitching, a cheerful garden of delightful pixies ready to start helping with all the new plantings. You all know how much I love gardening so when Ruth commissioned this design for WOCS I was more than happy to accommodate :-) Who could ask for a more ideal combination to work on, gardens and pixies, two of my favorite things!


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